Dec 20, 2009

Dec 16, 2009

Upcoming March Show

I'm putting together a small group show at Gallery Three in South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a non-for-profit organization---The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York or, A.R.T./New York---committed to theatrical production. The show thus far will include my work, plus Matt Schenning, Chris Rodriguez, and Sarah Palmer. I'm looking forwards to this small, collaborative exhibition. Stay tuned...


Things have been moving along---I've photographed several more interiors which have come out really great.

Happy holidays to my readers, and here's another new picture for your viewing enjoyment.

Nov 29, 2009


These last few months have been a struggle, as art sales have been very, very slow and I've had to give massive discounts to even sell anything---my life has been basically a perfect mirror of the economy lately. I console myself with the thought that Edgar Allen Poe was found dead a pauper in a gutter and Dickens was often quite broke. However, this situation has been giving me time to assess what I should focus on in my art and photography career and be ultra-productive: shooting, grantwriting, etc. Specifically I have been photographing architectural interiors to beef up my commercial portfolio, and studying my Julius Shulman books like crazy. Here's one of my favorites so far, of a kitchen in a charming Fort Greene brownstone.

Fast Chelsea Gallery Hop Update

A blow-through of some art I have seen recently that made an impression:

David Hockney: Recent Paintings
at Pace Wildenstein in Chelsea--
These paintings were great fun for me, giant, vividly hued canvases of landscapes and trees that fell somewhere in between Dr.Suess and Pissaro.

Yao Lu's New Landscapes at Bruce Silverstein:
These elegant digital paintings depict mounds of garbage covered in delicate green nets; the effect from afar is to experience an ancient imperialistic dynasty painting; up close, the digital work and contemporary subject matter come into view, including construction waste, polluted water, and other environmental catastrophes. I quite liked the concept and the shapes of these works. However, the digital 'crunchiness' of the garbage mounds I found detrimental to the feeling of the work.

The Big Wait

At this point, I have submitted work to approximately 8 grants and competitions over the last few months. A week and a half ago, I delivered my portfolio to the Guggenheim Foundation (previous recipients including Alec Soth, Brian Ulrich, etc and so on) on Park Avenue. I'm proud to have even made it past the first tiny intermediate level, which consisted of submitting a proposal, artist CV, and references; it was upon receiving and approving these that the Foundation requested work samples. I delivered to their office 16 16x20 world's fair photographs and one 30x36: I feel confident about my portfolio and for now....must patiently wait, and wait, and wait...

Nov 12, 2009

Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 --- including yours truly!

There is a huge photo competition, Photolucida Critical Mass, in which about 600 photographers enter, there are 50 finalists, and then one winner who gets a book published and lots of other wonderful things. The jurors' list includes an impressive array of professionals in the fields, including gallerists, photo editors, fellow pro photographers, and curators. I am proud to announce I was one of the 50 finalists. Congrats to all! Here is the winners' list:

Jenn Ackerman
Jody Ake
Leslie Alsheimer
Jane Fulton Alt
Carl Bower
Andrea Camuto
Manuel Capurso
Alejandro Cartagena
Pelle Cass
Edmund Clark
Victor Cobo
Caleb Cole
Scott Dalton
Dorothee Deiss
Mitch Dobrowner
Jade Doskow
Ed Freeman
Lucia Ganieva
Judy Gelles
N W Gibbons
Toni Greaves
Alexander Gronsky
Jessica Todd Harper
Jessica Ingram
Samar Jodha
Mary Shannon Johnstone
Jimmy Lam
Laurie Lambrecht
David Leventi
Larry Louie
Benjamin Lowy
Simone Lueck
David Maisel
Sarah Malakoff
Rania Matar
Tim Matsui
Mark Menjivar
Brad Moore
Kate Orne
Ara Oshagan
Rachel Papo
Bradley Peters
Alexis Pike
Birthe Piontek
Ellen Rennard
Betsy Schneider
Peter Sibbald
Christopher Sims
David Taylor
Phillip Toledano
Will Steacy
Serkan Taycan

ERICA ALLEN is on fire!

One of my good friends from graduate school, Erica Allen, has been getting much-deserved attention and exhibitions for her Untitled Gentlemen series. I feel quite proud, as I first curated Erica while were still in school at SVA in two shows at the Broadway Gallery downtown. Currently Erica has work up at both Melanie Flood Projects in Brooklyn and at the Camera Club of New York in Manhattan (additionally, you can bid on her work at the Camera Club's auction in December). If you can, go on by and see her fabulous, intense, vividly hued portraits, created by combing appropriated portraits and backgrounds in a painterly and meticulous fashion.

Nov 4, 2009

KIPTON ART at Saks Fifth Avenue

This Monday night I attended the Kipton Art announcements of the 'Kipton Rising Artists of 2010' at Saks Fifth Avenue. The winners---Kiritin Beyer, Julie Combal, Bon Duke, Emily Korman, Avery McCarthy and Matthew Satz---were announced following music and cocktails---congrats to all!


One of the most inspiring shows up right now is Robert Frank's work up at the Metropolitan Museum, curated by Jeff Rosenheim. Elegantly presented, the show was fulfilling on multiple levels; presenting the flow of the carefully selected edit of Franks' book; showing contact sheets and workprints from Franks' work process; and cases with original correspondence between Frank and Walker Evans and others of his mentors. For many of the photographs was a brief description of the image, but the text never detracted from the pure enjoyment of the image itself. Perhaps not shockingly, the America depicted was not so radically different from our world today.

On a more personal level, I greatly enjoyed--and was very inspired by--- reading Frank's original Guggenheim proposal, as I am in the thick of preparing my own. His writing was passionate, poetic, and lyrical, a realm wholly separate from the academic artspeak I have been educated in.

Oct 31, 2009


System:System Open Through November 1st
In the spirit of the current zeitgeist of homegrown art shows in unused real estate spaces (such as my show currently up in Brooklyn Heights ) there is an incredibly show up through November 1st in an abandoned convent in Greenpoint. The building itself is incredibly creepy, with strange odors, peeling paint, old linoleum, and bathrooms suitable for any horror movie. All 3 floors are filled with installations in the rooms. My friend Matt Schenning had a great installation investigating the futile powers of barriers in exhibition settings.

The show is 21 Monitor Street in Greenpoint.

Oct 28, 2009


One of my closest friends, Beth Ferraro, is hard at work in the DC photo and art scene where she works at Honfleur Gallery. If you're in the DC area, check out these events:

FOTOWEEK ANACOSTIA : special event November 6th : all other events November 7-14th

SPECIAL EVENT : November 6th @ 7:30pm
Silent Auction + Reception hosted by Senator Al and Franni Franken
For tickets 202-365-8392, includes light fare and drinks, only $25
Address: 2204 MLK Jr Ave SE
The fundrasier takes place next to the gallery at a converted warehouse space, 2204 Martin Luther King Jr Ave in Southeast Washington DC. Join us as the event kicks off at 7:30pm with light fare and drinks. It will be a great opportunity to purchase affordable photography during the Silent Auction with works generously donated by Owen Franken, Joshua Yospyn, Renee Woodward, Antoine Sanfuentes, Jared Ragland, Chandi Kelly and many other photographers. The proceeds from the event will help reinforce ARCH Development Cor The poration’s commitment to Anacostia, bringing fine arts and cultural programming to Anacostia through its two art spaces, The Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. Senator will be drawing his famous free-hand map of the US to be auctioned off during the event. Owen Franken will also be presenting a slide show during the evening, discussing his life’s work and images displayed. Tickets are only $25 and are available in advance by calling 202-365-8392 or email (Preview of Owen Franken's A Photography Retrospective at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is free and will open at 6:30pm.)

Five different exhibitions throughout the Historic Sector of Anacostia, East of the River. All the exhibits open Saturday November 7th @ 7pm and are in walking distance of each other. We are accessible by metro (green to Anacostia) and metro bus (90 to Anacostia). Please check the web sites for gallery hours and more directions. Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Road SE WDC 20020 Women Photojournalists of Washington : Launch WPOW’s mission is to connect and educate the public of the work of women photographers. The photographers featured in the juried exhibit are Astrid Riecken, Allison Shelley, Abby Greenawalt, Ashely Twiggs, Algerina Perna, Amanda Lucidon, Andrea Bruce, Carol Guzy, Gabriela Bulisova, Jamie Rose, Katie Falkenberg, Laura Elizabeth Pohl, Melina Mara, Sarah L. Voisin and Yanina Manolova. Launch is generously sponsored by Camera Bits.

A Contact Sheet : Honfleur's represented artists + local favorites Photographers include Darren Smith, Renee Woodward, John K. Lawson, Antoine Sanfuentes, Joshua Yospyn, Jean-Francois Bauret, Jean Francois Rauzier, Jean Noel L'Harmeroult, Cyril Anguelidis, Andrea Hope, Jared Ragland, Sherry Ways and Deborah Terry.

Alternative Arts Space 2200 2200 MLK Ave SE WDC 20020 BK Adams + Steven M. Cummings : I AM ART Steven Cummings, DC based photographer, collaborates with BK Adams, Anacostia based sculptor and painter presenting an experimental installation with interactive components.

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions 2208 MLK Ave SE WDC 20020 Owen Franken : A Photography Retrospective
The French have a word that aptly sums up Owen Franken's career: Imprévisible (unforeseeable). To many, unforeseeable might be a source of anxiety. To Franken, it's freedom. It is not surprising then that Franken enjoys an unusual profession for an MIT grad: Photojournalism. Franken's career has taken him to 103 countries, allowing him to taste the best (and sometimes the worst) of what the world has to offer and get paid for it. "I've always relished freedom and never worried about financial security," Franken says from his home in Paris, where he juggles his roles as a food and travel photographer, a father of two, a gourmet chef, and the older brother of Senator Al Franken. His photos have appeared on the covers and pages of Time, Newsweek, Forbes, BusinessWeek, the New York Times, and National Geographic, as well as Saveur, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine,and Travel and Leisure. He has photographed presidents from Nixon to Clinton, covered wars and Woodstock, illustrated Chinese economic reform and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

ARCH Training Center 1231 Good Hope Road SE WDC 20020 Student Photography Exhibit : Eco-Action-Reaction Student photography show focusing on the importance of renewable energy resources, such as solar power, and exploring the environmental juxtaposition between man and nature. This exhibition is funded in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oct 23, 2009

Finally, I get to Chelsea

Saw some good work in Chelsea this past week.
The big, beautiful pictures-lover in me loved these shows:

Amy Stein at Clamp Art - Amy's Domesticated series, employing both stuffed and real animals, plays with our skewed relationship with the natural world in a lyrical and effective way.

© Amy Stein

Justine Kurland at Mitchell-Innes & Nash:
Justine's photos taken alongside a drive across the country to the west are romantic, ethereal, and a throwback to the current early 20th century - zeitgeist currently taking over our city.

© Justine Kurland

Ed Burtynsky at Hasted Hunt Kreutner
Burtynsky uses large format to perfect effect, capturing crystalline reflections in big, oily puddles.

© Edward Burtynsky

Simen Johan at Yossi Milo:
A lot of people around me are 'over' big pictures, like little, cute, badly done pictures as a refreshing alternative. I'm not on that over-big-stuff bandwagon; I like art to surround me, to allow me to lose myself in this other thing or place. Such was my feeling with Johan's show at Yossi Milo, gigantic, fantastical animal pictures covering entire gallery walls. I fell in love with his Bison; the creature mythical, mysterious, and huge, it alluded to our primordial and unknown past on this planet.

© Simen Johan

at Claire Oliver, Beth Cavener Stichter's ceramic huge, eroticized animals were disturbing, beautiful, and provocative:

© Beth Cavener Stichter

And finally, Jaume Plensa's In the Midst of Dreams at Gallery Lelong was spectacular. In the main gallery, giant, luminous fiberglass white heads rose out of a sea of rocks. The other sculptures consisted of slightly warped heads that had been then carved out of white alabaster. The faces appeared somewhat distorted, ghostly, and dreamlike, as if trying to remember a passing glimmer in a vision.

© Jaume Plensa

Cell phone pics

I Want This


I definitely have already fired myself as the writer of this blog---in fact, I had to ask my graduate school sister to start giving me assignments so I"m more on top of it.
It's been a busy few months, with lots of openings and writing-of-grant-applications.
In a nutshell:
-applied for grants from the Graham Foundation for Architectural Research, the Guggenheim Foundation, NYFA, and several others. My fingers are crossed for all of these, as grants are the only way I can possibly continue my world's fair project at a pace that is faster than that of a dead snail.
-sold two prints, of my newest variation on the 1893 Chicago site at night (as seen below)
-had openings at the BOFFO show in Brooklyn Heights and Dutch Kills Gallery in Long Island City, where I was the October guest artist
-made it to the semi-finalists of the Photolucida Critical Mass competition
-set up a solo show at the South Oxford Artspace in Ft. Green, Brooklyn for March
-and, have been always, always, making new work

© 2009 Jade Doskow

KNOXVILLE world's fair

I recently---few weeks ago---traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, to photograph the Sunsphere from the 1982 world's fair. It somewhat resembles a giant golden disco ball. I had fun with the shoot, making a picture I can only describe as 'escher-esque.' Will post the new pictures once it's scanned.


YOU ARE INVITED! Brooklyn Studio Tours presents "ARToberfest 2009" - Artist Open Studio Tour in Red Hook & Carroll Gardens | Brooklyn, NY.

Come out this Saturday, October 24 from 11AM - 6PM to a walking tour that includes a viewing of art in each artist's studio, live entertainment, garden tours, pre and post parties and a couple of gallery visits!

This is a great way to view a multitude of art from different mediums (we have photography, sculptures, painting, woodwork,clay works, glass works and much more!).

Go to for more details and to download your walking tour map!

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Sep 3, 2009

MILES FROM HOME Group Show opens Saturday September 5th


The Bakery Artspace
a newly established gallery by the artist James Casebere

September 5 - September 20, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 5, 2 - 5 P.M.
18 Garden Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

The Bakery Artspace is pleased to present Miles From Home, a group exhibition in which twelve artists explore the fragmentary and shifting nature of the world around them in correlation to their own development as a newly established collective of creative individuals.

The typical notion of home is one of safety and stability; but home, particularly now, is subjective, constantly changing, and often based on illusory memories. Within this realm of uncertainty, these artists utilize the photographic medium to explore the role that risk plays in their lives and work. An artist coming into their own at any time faces the unknown, gazes into the void, and takes a risk by plunging in, by making work, by not giving into society's obvious structures, and by creating their own community within which to develop, inspire, and take chances. As the models around us undergo a series of great shifts— in the economy, in the art market, in technology, in distribution modes, in communication itself—these artists see themselves presented with opportunity.

This collection of work does not try to provide answers, or to prophesy the future. Rather, these artists are building their own maps, creating their own pathways through the world and their work, and seeking the roads that will move them forward. They are taking hold of an unpredictable future with a firmer grasp, this show being the first result of their collective strength and inspiration.

Artists include:

Erica Allen

Rachel Barrett

Clayton Cotterell

Jade Doskow

J. Alan Hamill

Ben Handzo

Allison Kaufman

Bryan Lear

Alison Malone

Sarah Palmer

Christopher Rodriguez

Lucas Thorpe

The Bakery Artspace is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 - 6 P.M.

Aug 12, 2009


I think I'm finally 'equalizing' to working 4 days a week on top of making photographs, applying to shows, retouching files, and preparing for exhibitions. Throw on top of that grant deadlines and you've pretty much got the life of a working Brooklyn artist. Right now I have been thinking about what to show in a group exhibition upstate with my colleagues from grad school. Ultimately I have decided to show a bunch of my pictures of houses---lived in, not lived in, strangely inhabited by trees and grass. They're not new pictures but they're pictures that I love and that I"ve never shown before.

Aug 2, 2009

1901 World's Fair shoot in Buffalo NY

This past week I photographed the 1901 world's fair site in Buffalo's Delaware Park. Unfortunately I cannot post any digital previews as my digital camera bit the dust (after getting drenched in Niagara Falls!). It was a strange city to work in, and I realized I definitely absorb a very subjective, intuitive feeling about an entire city during and before I shoot a world's fair site. For example, in Chicago I already had an inkling of the mystique and splendor involved in this event. Prior to the shoot I met with a staff member of the photography department of the Art Institute of Chicago, and together we pored over boxes and boxes of original photographs of the construction of the 1893 world's fair structures and site design. We were staying in the north side of the city, and every day would drive through and past all of the wonderful buildings throughout the loop and the rest of Chicago. It was cold but not freezing, the air sharp and clear and the leaves still changing color. All of these elements combined to make an extremely productive week of shooting; all elements meshed physically, mentally, technically, and research-wise. This was an Olmstead designed park, as was Buffalo.

However, while I feel I absorbed the sophistication, nuance, and mystique of Chicago 1893, Buffalo was a harder read. The downtown was packed with impressive architecture, but had a vacant, desolate feeling. Sprawling around were decrepit neighorhoods full of rambling, boarded up wooden turn-of-the-century houses and closed stores. The park had the typical Olmsteadian elements---lagoons, promenades, a beaux-arts pavilion---but was smaller, and had shrunken since the time of the fair, which was a difference from most of the sites I have been to. Around the park was an Olmstead-organized idyllic suburbia, with huge, sprawling beautiful old homes nestled upon one another, but just far enough apart to create an illusion of privacy and spaciousness. This was the first time I photographed a large part of the fair site that had been turned residential. It was a good challenge. Other parts of the site were industrial lots and strip malls, definitely offering the opportunity to use a variety of conceptual and visual approaches.

I will post some photographs once processed; we shall see how this odd city affected my way of thinking and seeing the fair site.

PROJECT 5 : Portfolio Review and more!

Five NYC galleries---all of whom represent exciting emerging photographers and artists---have teamed up to offer some limited edition portfolios, and portfolio reviews. Information as follows:


Amador Gallery, ClampArt, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Foley Gallery and Sasha Wolf Gallery are proud to announce their collaboration on a series of projects.

This unique cooperation between gallerists has grown from years of friendships and shared ambitions in the photography market. Reaching out to one another to create these new initiatives seemed like the next step for these 5 to collectively grow their shared ideals while maintaining their own distinguished programming.

The galleries, referred to here as, Project 5, will begin their collaboration with a portfolio of 5 images by 5 artists, one from each of the participating Project 5 galleries to be released on September 15.

All images will be unique to the portfolio—made specifically by the participating artists for this project. The artists included are: Olaf Otto Becker from Amador, Jill Greenberg from ClampArt, Stuart O’Sullivan from Daniel Cooney, Thomas Allen from Foley Gallery and Guido Castagnoli from Sasha Wolf Gallery.

The portfolios will be released in an edition of 30, priced with new collectors in mind at $2500. Each print will be signed and numbered by the artist and the portfolio will be enclosed in a custom made clothbound case. The portfolio offers collectors the unique opportunity of starting a relationship with five different artists and galleries at the same time.

Additionally, Project 5 is introducing a series of Portfolio Reviews for artists who feel they would benefit from the valuable input of these gallerists’ expertise. The first Portfolio review will be Sunday, September 20th. Project 5 asks that artists send ten jpgs to for consideration. Artists can contact any of the participating galleries for more information.

Another exciting collaboration will be a monthly series of Artist’s Salons that will alternate between Project 5’s galleries. The first Salon will be held at Daniel Cooney Fine Art on Saturday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. and will feature four emerging artists presenting their latest bodies of work for a half hour each. Participating artists are Timothy Briner, Yola Monakhov, Jessica Dimmock, and Cara Phillips.

Please contact any of the Project 5 galleries for more information.

Amador Gallery 212 759 6740
ClampArt 646 230 0020
Daniel Cooney Fine Art 212 255 8158
Foley Gallery 212 244 9081
Sasha Wolf Gallery 212 925 0025

Guidelines for applying to Project 5’s Portfolio Review

Date of Review: Sunday, September 20th

Project 5 is proud to announce our first group Portfolio Review in New York City. Project 5 is a unique collaboration between Amador Gallery, ClampArt, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Foley Gallery and Sasha Wolf Gallery that has grown out of years of friendship and shared ambitions in the photography market.

Project 5 hopes to foster a supportive environment for artists to receive constructive criticism and build an ongoing dialogue about their work with art world professionals.

After the formal reviews conclude we will have a short one hour meet and greet so that all the artists and reviewers will have an opportunity to meet each other and share contacts, ideas, etc.

To apply for Project 5’s Portfolio Review please send:
-A written description of your work
- A biography that outlines your education and professional experience.
- A link to your website, if you have one.
- 10 jpegs sent either in a zip file or attached to an email (or series of emails). The jpgs should be 100 dpi and 6 inches at the largest dimension.

Project 5’s Portfolio Review will consist of three 20-minute reviews with three of Project 5’s gallerists. Great consideration will be given to the matching of gallery owners and artists based on the strengths and experience of each.

Deadline for receipt of materials for this review will be September 6th and the artists will be notified of acceptance by September 9th. A $250 check made out to Project 5 will be due by September 12th.

Please direct any questions to or to any of the galleries involved.

Jul 5, 2009


After months of tracking down a very elusive lens-board adapter, yesterday was my first shoot with the new camera: an Arca-Swiss Discovery. The thing is a beast, about 3 times as heavy as the Wista Field I have been shooting with, but designed really well, with lots of bubble levels and measurement demarcations. I have big goals for myself and my pictures of buildings, so it was time to get a bit more technical! Here are the first 5 shots I made.

Jul 2, 2009


It has been a weird month. For one thing, getting used to juggling being a photographer with working a desk job a few days a week. Getting used to having less time to make work---requiring that much more organization.

Had some exciting things happen---interviews, possible sales---and some sad things happen---a show I was spending hours on to curate was cancelled at the 9th hour, effectively deeming void all of the hard work I and 14 artists had been putting in to make the deadline.

Even though I do get tired of hearing, sometimes, about the balance necessary to maintain life as an artist, it really is so very true. And this is a challenge I find myself in now: how do I fit in exercise, shoots, applying to shows, on top of working 4 days a week... There is no easy answer of course, and this week I struggle to figure it out.

Jun 11, 2009

Jun 9, 2009


I'm sure you're wondering, 'what happened at the open studios'?
Well.....I wasn't sure what to expect seeing as Red Hook has gotten much trendier than its heyday of drugs and violence, but it still more of a trek than say---a studio building right by the subway. Nonetheless, around 86 people came and looked at my and Lambert's work. Most of them were really lovely art enthusiasts, and overall, it was wonderful to explain my projects and photographs to so many people who had never been exposed to it. It was kind of like a 14 hour artist talk that went in circles.


After a rather dark break-up with the Broadway Gallery in Soho (after curating 10 shows for the space) I am back in the curatorial circuit! I have started working with a great new gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Space 414. Below is the call for entries for the first show I am helping to put together:


In celebration of Bastille Day, Space 414 provides an opportunity to ruminate on the idea of 'nationalistic identity.' Bastille Day helped to create modern France, abolishing feudalism and forming the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

What defines a nation has become more and more ambiguous in modern times. Is it the language one speaks? The religion one follows? The boundaries on a map? The food one eats? Or is it as simple as living under the same government? Or is it the 'brand of a nation,' the image the government imposes upon the rest of the world as to what a country stands for?

The artists in 'Loyalty to Whom' examine the concept of what national identity can---or does---mean in 2009, be that a French truffle, a national monument, or the geographical or philosophical understanding of a nation.

This is a photography and video show.

If you have work related to these ideas, please submit 5 jpegs at 72 dpi to

© Jade Doskow

May 29, 2009

Nervous Anticipation

I nervously await and attempt to stop 'doing stuff'.... I set 10 p.m. as the stop working in the studio time but that has come and gone. Tomorrow are the Red Hook open studios, and this is the first time I will be publicly sharing my work space to local art-ivores. Fingers crossed for beautiful weather and a great turn-out!

May 28, 2009


When: May 30-31st, Sat-Sun
Time: 12-5
What is it: Open studios! I will have on display new and old photographs from my World's Fair and Red Hook bodies of work.
Directions and list of participating artists here

My studio:
14 Verona Street #203
Brooklyn NY 11231


Brian Ulrich's new show at Julie Saul was a wonderfully timely exhibition considering the current in-the-trenches state of big box stores such as Circuit City and the financial crisis. Following on the heels of his work examining the remnants of material goods when they finally are dumped off in thrift stores and flea markets, the newer work was complimentary and beautiful. Carefully photographed large-format, the once easily-recognizable big box stores remained as closed and silent as tombs, and the small, pristine prints helped to highlight their ultimate anonymity.

© Brian Ulrich

Where to Begin, This is the Beginning, Again

I have moved back to Red Hook, my beloved old muse. Already I can feel the inspiration flowing.

A colleague of mine said artists see the world how they want to see it, as if they have special filters over their brains and eyeballs. I love this neighborhood because it is easy to see things in a crystalline, perfect light.

Apr 16, 2009

BEDEL TISCARENO at the Broadway Gallery, Friday, April 17th, 2009

A dear friend and colleague of mine, Bedel Tiscareno, will be having an opening this Friday at the Broadway Gallery, where I curated this past year. It will be an assortment of old and new work, paintings and sculpture. It is dynamic, colorful, frenzied, and nightmarish---in a word, not to be missed.



Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th, 2009 6-8 p.m.

Where: Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway, 7th Floor (between Grand & Broome)
Contact: 212-274-8993

An 'Oops' Hiatus

My apologies to my readers for the interruption in service. Had to take some time for some art-career soul searching, and seeking out both a new job and an apartment. Found both, so onwards and upwards!

Back to Red Hook.

Feb 18, 2009


The last couple of weeks have been a bit nutty. I decided for the first time to do a 'call for entries' instead of by-invitation-only for a show I am curating. The theme---The Urban Garden---prompted a wide variety of responses. As expected, many people did not even bother to respond to the theme. They just want a show and probably apply to everything they find! Other people had work which very specifically responded to the theme---but their work was just not up to par. It was definitely a learning experience getting the chance to see the work of artists in the 5 boros whom I have never had the pleasure of meeting.

Feb 1, 2009

Call for Entries: THE URBAN GARDEN

I am curating a show with the theme of THE URBAN GARDEN.

The Urban Garden
Broadway Gallery
March 1-15th, 2009

Deadline for Entry: February 15th, 2009
Accepted artists will be contacted by: February 20th, 2009

This juried show is open to New York artists of all media---drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, new media
---examining the concept of 'the urban garden.' Works should not be larger than 30" x 30" unless a collaborative project.

The show will be held at the Broadway Gallery in Soho March 1-15th, with an opening on Thursday, March 5th.
At the opening five winners will be announced, all of whom will receive a solo show in the Broadway Gallery's
project room in the months following the show.
Entries should be sent via
e-mail to

What I need in each entry:

1. A one paragraph summary including your bio and a very brief artist statement, plus one
paragraph describing what you propose to make or contribute for the show

2. Your name, e-mail address, and best phone number to reach you at

3. Entry fee of $25 / 5 images, payable on Paypal ($5 each additional entry)

4. Five JPEGs sized at 72 dpi and 1000 pixels at the widest dimension

-JADE DOSKOW, curator

Broadway Gallery is located right in the center of Soho, accessible by all trains, and provides as a dynamic center for the exchange of ideas and creativity. It is also home to the much-respected magazine NYARTS.

This and other listings can also be found at

Jan 17, 2009

WHat's Next

This week has been exciting. I found out that my photograph 'Atomium at Night' made it into Photo-District News 'Picks of the Month' in their January 2009 issue (thanks, Arturo!); I started working as a teaching assistant for Andrew Moore at the School of Visual Arts, my venerable alma mater; and have another show to curate and another show to make work for! Through it all, though, I am obsessed; all I want to do is shoot new work for my big project. If any of you, my dear readers, have suggestions for grants to apply for to keep the project going, please let me know. This is the real challenge of life right now. I also take 4 x 5 film donations, so if anybody out there has extra 160vc sheet film they don't mind donating to my project, send me an email and we'll make it happen.

On a world's fair shoot in Philadelphia last winter

The Last Visitors: Lost Utopias


In the last few days my show was up, I had several last visitors---always good at the closing of a show, because you can borrow their long arms to help take down the artwork! Thanks guys! I also finally met the elusive Ian of pre-press express, where I get all of my amazing drum scans done.
My long-armed friends Mary, Alex, and Paul:

And these are my great friends Sara and Alex who did not get stuck taking down the show. Instead, we ate celebratory Malaysian grilled pork together.

Last Days of a Solo Show: The Emotion

My solo show LOST UTOPIAS ended this week. There's so much emotion involved in showing work you are very close to. First, I didn't want my prints to be by themselves and felt guilty if I abandoned them too long. I got over that, only for the show to be over! Now of course, I am filled with sadness. There is really nothing equivalent to the feeling of being in a beautiful space surrounded by nothing but stuff you have made. It is nothing short of magic. Here are some installation shots:

Jan 12, 2009


A huge part of being in artist is Meetings. One of my close friends made fun of me when I was in grad school; 'you're always at a meeting!' But, here I am, a bona fide artist, and that's still a big part of life. Today, I meet with the owner of Broadway Gallery, where my solo show is up, and where I often curate the work of other shows, to figure out the plan for next year. Then, off to the office of the Visual Arts Journal, the School of Visual Art's publication. I was interviewed last month about my world's fair project and am crossing my fingers it goes to press! Then the more mundane tasks; drop a file at Printspace for the piece I sold through my show, and then, work for a few hours.

And in between all of that, I am bidding on a new camera on ebay. My old camera, covered in black tape and shaky as can be, has lived a good and fast life. Time to work with something a bit more robust and accurate. Here is the object of my desire:

If any of you, my faithful readers, happen to read this today and want to help out a struggling artist who needs new equipment, all donations are welcome! :)

Jan 11, 2009


The curator, Peter Barbieri of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Me and my work


Nice decrepit stuff, Philly style.

Some very odd architecture

My photograph in the show, right at the entrance of the Project Basho space